I'm wanting to rip my entire audio cd collection as images to my computer. I plan on using Virtual Clone Drive to mount the images. It's from this point I'll use a program like EasyCd Extractor to make rips from this point. My question is how does Clone Cd vs. EAC (Exact Audio Copy) stack up. I want the highest quality rip. When I use EAC to make a rip, it just doesn't have a lot of options for making good ID3 tags like with cover art. And when I use EasyCD Extractor I'm not sure it's producing a high quality rip, but I know it's producing a high quality encode. Plus ripping into flac for long term storage is fantastic, but doesn't allow for any kind of tagging of album info. I want to have some kind of "master"/lossless file that has been ripped with the utmost precision that contains all the relevant album info. Edit(fix a "pop" or "scratch" sound) them if needed them in SoundForge. With this "master"/lossless file I could create a mp3-128kb file for a cell phone. A mp3-320 for my iPod. A lossless file for streaming to an network attached music player. Please help because I want to embark on making a well ripped & encoded digital collection of my 600+ cd's.